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Entries Tagged as 'Steve Obsitnik'

Kohut Chalkboards Governor’s Race, It’s Ganim Versus Walker–Fire Up Tent And Tickets!

January 19th, 2018 · 37 Comments · State Politics

Jeff Kohut, Bridgeport’s studious political nerd, offers this prediction for the November gubernatorial election, a battle between Bridgeport residents Joe Ganim and David Walker. As Kohut points out, “P.T. Barnum would have put it all under a tent and sold tickets.”

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Fur Flies At GOP Guber Debate

January 11th, 2018 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

What happened to Ronald Reagan’s 11th commandment? Though shall not speak ill of any fellow Republican has gone right in the crapper. This is one crazy guber cycle.

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Walker Raises $72K In His First Fundraising Quarter Of Governor’s Race

July 10th, 2017 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Bridgeport resident David Walker, the former U.S. comptroller general, collected $72,156 in his first quarter fundraisng effort in his 2018 exploratory campaign for governor, according to his on-line filing with the State Elections Enforcement Commission. Today, July 10, is the deadline for candidates to file mandatory reports for the period ending June 30. Walker’s goal, […]

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Let The Good Himes Roll! Himes Balances Cities-Suburbs

November 12th, 2012 · 7 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Lowell Weicker. Stewart McKinney. Chris Shays. These moderate Republicans represented Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District for 40 consecutive years. Then Democrat Jim Himes came along in 2008 and defeated Shays in the Barack tsunami. He won reelection in 2010 and then last Tuesday bludgeoned his GOP opponent Steve Obsitnik with 60 percent of the vote. Himes […]

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Election By The Numbers

November 9th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Education, News and Events

The certified election results from Tuesday are now available. The charter question to decide the future selection of school board members: no 15,914, yes 13,943. That’s a competitive 53 to 47 percent spread. (Accountants and math mavens please verify.) Yes was for Mayor Bill Finch to appoint school board members. The no majority means voters […]

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Shays Meows McMahon’s Loss–Murphy Would Have Defeated Him Too–McMahon, Obsitnik Poor City Performance

November 8th, 2012 · 8 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Former Congressman Chris Shays is reminding anyone willing to listen to him that he was right about Linda McMahon’s inability to win a general election. Maybe he should blame himself instead of blowing his trumpet, for managing his own primary that led to his August drubbing by McMahon. Shays couldn’t even win Bridgeport, where he […]

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Many Pols Zip It Up On Ballot Question–Chance For GOP To Make Dems Defensive

October 31st, 2012 · 16 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Education, News and Events, State Politics

Leave us out of this. That seems to be the common declaration from an assortment of incumbents and challengers on Tuesday’s ballot that features historic spending for a charter revision question that if approved by city voters will grant Mayor Bill Finch the power to appoint school board members, Finch’s mayoral priority prior to the […]

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Gusto For Musto–Ciocci Chokes Public Campaign Dough

October 22nd, 2012 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

State Senator Anthony Musto’s feeling pretty good about his reelection chances in two weeks. His Republican opponent Trumbull Town Councilman Chad Ciocci failed to qualify for public financing, something that has rankled Republican leadership in the 22nd State Senate district that includes all of Trumbull and portions of Bridgeport and Monroe. Had Ciocci qualified for […]

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